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How to remove an svhst error


Svhst.exe is a executable file (a program) for Windows. The filename extension .exe is the abbreviation for executable. Only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if svhst.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.

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Svhst.exe fileinformation

The process known as Generic Host Process for Win32 Services or Autostart program viewer appears to belong to software svchost.exe or Sysinternals autoruns by Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com (technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals).

Description: svhst.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 118,272 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 52,736 bytes and 4 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/svhst.exe.html 
The file is not a Windows system file. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The program has no file description. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). Svhst.exe is able to record inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 82% dangerous.

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If svhst.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 70% dangerous. The file size is 820,755 bytes. There is no description of the program. Svhst.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). It is not a Windows system file. Svhst.exe is able to record inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

If svhst.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 52% dangerous. The file size is 684,032 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no file information. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The svhst.exe file is not a Windows core file. Svhst.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record inputs and monitor applications.

If svhst.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 42% dangerous. The file size is 684,032 bytes.

Important: Some malware also uses the file name svhst.exe, for example Trojan.Generic.3684686 (detected by BitDefender), and Trojan-Clicker.MSIL.Agent.aa (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the svhst.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.



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